Weekend motion: 5 issues you will have missed

It was one other frantic day of motion throughout the EFL, as 30-yard screamers, last-minute goals and moments of particular person brilliance made the headlines.

Listed here are just 5 issues you will have missed amongst the motion. 

1. Huddersfield City stun in-form Swans 

Huddersfield City earned their first win of 2021 to spice up their Championship survival hopes, beating promotion contenders Swansea City 4-1. Carlos Corberan’s side ended a run of eight video games and not using a win, as three second-half goals – together with a goal of the season contender from Duane Holmes – shocked Steve Cooper’s Swansea.

The spectacular win noticed Huddersfield rise to 18th within the Championship and full a primary league double over the Swans in 14 years. 


2. Cardiff City in Play-Off hunt 

Cardiff City’s emphatic kind under new manager Mick McCarthy continued, because the Bluebirds made it 5 wins in a row, remaining unbeaten in seven. A 4-0 victory over Preston North Finish put them back to inside three points of the Play-Off locations.

Dillon Phillips was the star of the present who saved two penalties in a minute, denying Paul Gallagher and Ched Evans, because the Welsh side continue to mount an unbelievable promotion push under McCarthy.  


3. Golden boy Coppinger strikes once more for Doncaster Rovers 

Evergreen James Coppinger marked a special occasion in his honour by scoring a shocking last-gasp equaliser to earn Doncaster a point against promotion rivals Hull City. It was a special occasion for the Doncaster veteran as he drew up the design for a particular charity third package that was worn, to mark his seventeenth and final season on the membership. Hull took the lead early on and dominated the primary half, Mallik Wilks within the goals once more, leaving Doncaster trailing on the break.

Nevertheless, an impressed second-half performance noticed Darren Moore’s side get back into the sport, earlier than it was written within the stars for Coppinger to come off the bench and curl a free-kick into the top corner deep into stoppage time to earn the draw. 


4. Seven-goal thriller at Stadium MK 

Charlie Brown’s late strike secured a dramatic 4-3 comeback win for MK Dons over Northampton City. The guests began strongly, going forward inside just two minutes, nonetheless Russel Martin’s side turned issues round due to Andrew Surman and Will Grigg, who put the home side forward getting into at half-time.

A topsy-turvy recreation, Northampton levelled just seconds after half-time, earlier than taking the lead with just over 10 minutes to play. A frantic final few minutes have been to come, as Cameron Jerome got here off the bench to level issues up at 3-3, earlier than the home side went on to score the winner with just two minutes left on the clock when Brown transformed Daniel Harvie’s cross on the close to post. 


5. 4 in a row for Scunthorpe 

It was a day to recollect for Scunthorpe United’s Ryan Loft, who made one goal and scored one other because the Iron secured a fourth successive win with victory over Harrogate City.

The home side went forward inside 5 minutes as Devarn Inexperienced lashed home on the far post, earlier than Harrogate settled into the sport and drew level from the penalty spot. Regardless of discovering a manner back into th recreation, Loft’s effort on the stroke of half-time noticed the guests path on the break, nonetheless. Each side struggled to create a lot within the final third in what was a scrappy second half of football, however a moment of high quality from Lewis Spence noticed him cooly finish into the corner to seal the three points. 


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